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Rusty Runs Away by Sally Scudamore Paperback book

Rusty Runs Away

By Sally Scudamore

  • ISBN: 9781925839777
  • Published: 2020-03-01
  • Binding: Paperback

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Book Description:


Rusty is perfectly happy at home on his Goondiwindi farm until his family goes on holiday to the beach. He finds himself left at home with Farmer Gruff and Grandma Jude, who are not interested in playing with him.

Fed up, Rusty sets out on his own holiday, hitching a ride onboard a semi-trailer. After an exciting adventure on the road, he winds up in South Australia, a very long way from home. Despite being treated like a VIP guest, he desperately misses his family and is delighted when he discovers they are also missing him. Reunited back on the farm, Rusty and his family realise that holidays and adventure are fun, but nothing compares to the comfort of home and loved ones.

About the Author

Sally Scudamore is a Speech Pathologist and first-time author, originally from Goondiwindi, South East Queensland. Sally grew up on a farm with two brothers, two sisters, a mother, and a father who all love to tell fantastic tales. These stories are most often inspired by the everyday antics of a core group of quirky farm animals.

Sally now has ten nieces and nephews, for whom the family tradition of storytelling has continued. When Sally moved to the United Kingdom in 2016, sharing stories over video chat became the way to maintain relationships and connection with her nieces and nephews. Rusty, often the star of these stories, saw the potential for a wider audience and took matters into his own paws. He pulled quite the publicity stint when he made his adventure to Snowtown, South Australia. The overwhelming public interest in Rusty's story was the catalyst for Sally to create a book which captures not only Rusty's mischievous ways, but a little of rural Australian culture.

About the Illustrator

Lexie Watt paints realistically in watercolour and inks and has won numerous awards for watercolour and drawing. Her main focus and love is the Australian landscape in all its wonderful colours. After teaching and painting porcelain art for twenty-two years, Lexie taught herself to paint in watercolour.

Transparent inks and watercolour are a joy and constant source of amazement (sometimes frustrating), working in many washes and buildups. Lexie lives in the northern suburbs of Illawarra with the escarpment and ocean to enjoy every day, taking her border collie dog for walks each day to explore and appreciate all that it has to offer. Lexie has illustrated numerous of children's books. Chookies, one of the books she wrote and illustrated, was nominated for the CBCA Awards in 2009.

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Rusty Runs Away

Rusty Runs Away

By Sally Scudamore Paperback
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